Wednesday, July 3, 2013

G45 Happy 4th of July Kite Tutorial

Good Morning!

Today is the last day of Graphic 45's special sneak peeks of Mother Goose. I don't know about you, but I plan on stocking up quite a bit on this paper line! It is so heartwarming and nostalgic ... and as a soon-to-be-auntie, I know I'll my fair share of nephew projects to make. ;)

You can win Mother Goose before it hits the stores! Just leave a comment on the Graphic 45 blog or Facebook page and you might be one of four lucky winners! You'll also want to stop by the blog today to check out a very special project by fellow design team member Nichola Battilana, along with my 4th of July kite that I made below!

Opportunity knocks in the land of Lady Liberty!

G45 Happy 4th of July Kite from Maria on Vimeo.


Graphic 45 Paper:
Place In Time 12” x 12” July Foundation
Place In Time 12” x 12” July Cut Outs
Place In Time 8” x 8” July Foundation
Place In Time 8” x 8” July Cut Outs 

Graphic 45 Embellishments:
8x8 Matchbook Box
Place In Time Alphabet Stickers
Place In Time Stickers
Place In Time Tags 2
Regular Tag Album
Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob
Ornate Metal Door Pulls
Ornate Metal Keys
Alphabet Sticker Staples 

Additional Products:
4’ gold, 2’ red, 6” blue May Arts ribbon
Core’dinations Triumphant Red
Core’dinations Bon Voyage
Core’dinations Crème Brulee
Petaloo Darjeeling flowers
Embossing folder of your choice
Prima mini roses - white


Overall note: Ink the edges of all papers that you trimmed and fussy cut with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before adhering.

Step 1: Remove base from your 8x8 Altered Matchbook Box and set aside. Ink all edges of your matchbook box lid with brown ink.

Step 2: Take your red Core’dinations paper and cut (4) pieces that measure 1 3/8” x 8 3/8”, (2) pieces that measure 1 7/8” x 8 3/8”, and (1) 3 7/8” x 2.75”. Take the (4) 1 3/8” x 8 3/8” pieces and adhere to the front of your lid.

Step 3: Take your blue Core’dinations paper and cut a 8.25” x 8.25” square. Adhere to the back of your lid.

Step 4: Locate your 8” x 8” Place In Time July Foundation and cut out a 5 3/8” x 5 3/8” square from the center.

Step 5a: Attach Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob to July Foundation paper, then adhere to red paper. Step 5b: Adhere Ornate Metal Door Pulls and mini roses to top and bottom corners. Adhere blue Petaloo flower to Door Plate.

Step 6a: Locate your 12” x 12” July Foundation paper. Fussy cut “July” with the flourish and cherries; fussy cut the smaller flourish and cherries. Optional: apply Glossy Accents to cherries. Step 6b: Fussy cut (2) parts of the border. Step 6c: Use your regular tag album to trace a tag shape, then cut out.

Step 7a: Using your leftover July Foundation paper, cut a 5” x 1” strip. Make dovetail cuts on both ends, then fold to create a banner shape. Apply Place In Time stickers. Step 7b: Trim one of your borders to 2 7/8” long and apply Place In Time stickers. Step 7c: Take your 12” x 12” July Cut Outs paper and cut out all images, borders, and tags.

Step 8: Arrange additional Petaloo flowers, “Cheery Greetings” tag, seagull stamp, fussy cut flourishes, and blue border cut into (3) 4” long pieces per photo.

Step 9a: Locate white Core’dinations paper and cut a 8.25” x 8.25” square. Locate 8” x 8” July Cut Outs, flip over to reveal solid colors, and adhere to white paper. Step 9b: Attach Place In Time stickers and blue ribbon to tag with blue border. Step 9c: Arrange all pieces in photo then adhere using foam dots. 

Step 10: Place 8” x 8” July Cut Outs paper inside lid and adhere. Easiest step so far! ;)

Step 11a: Take (1) tag from your regular tag album and trim (2) borders to fit the tag. Take 3 7/8” x 2.75” red paper and emboss. Adhere borders and red paper, then attach image of kids with foam dots. Place 6” of gold ribbon through cherry chipboard button and adhere. Tie red ribbon around binder ring. Step 11b: For reverse side of tag, find remaining blue paper, cut a 3 7/8” x 2.75” piece, and emboss. Trim border to fit and adhere. Attach “liberty” image with foam dots and adhere shell stamp.

Step 12: Punch hole through “A bicycle built for two” tag. Attach July 4th sticker and insert through binder ring.

Step 13a: Punch hole into top center of postcard. Adhere “Happy Birthday” Place In Time sticker and alphabet letters “USA”. Step 13b: Flip postcard over and adhere border. Attach lady & gentleman image with foam dots and slip “Celebrate” ticket sticker behind.

Step 14a: Locate the tag you traced and adhere “Home Run” tag, turtle stamp, border and “July 4th” sticker. Attach lady image with foam dots. Step 14b: Flip tag over and adhere tag, crab stamp, and “July” border. Attach lady image with foam dots.

Step 15: Tie 12” of gold ribbon to “Souvenir” chipboard tag and 10” of gold ribbon to lady chipboard tag. Tie 2’ of gold ribbon to tag album binder ring.

Step 16: Pierce a hole in the top and bottom corners of your lid. Take gold ribbon with attached pieces from Step 15 and tie through the hole you punched in the bottom corner. Tie a red ribbon between gold ribbon and matchbook box. Use fishing line through top hole so you can hang your kite. 

Thanks for looking and for all of you in the U.S., have a safe and happy 4th of July!!


Pam said...

Maria, this is fabulous! What a great job. Thanks for the great tutorial, too.(Do you hear me squealing over the new Mother Goose collection? Now I just saw a sneak of The 12 Days of Christmas. I need to win the lottery NOW! LOL)

luv46kdz said...

Maria, this is just gorgeous! And yay!! I can hear your voice :) thanks for the tutorial


Sandra said...

Wow Maria! this is amazing! Love the kite project! I didn't realize that it was that big, till I saw the video! Thanks for the great tutorial! Hugs, Sandra